Stacie Billingsley

(MA, LCPC)
Therapist Stacie Billingsley Photo

About Me

Welcome to Better Help!

My name is Stacie Billingsley, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Arts degree, specializing in Human Development Counseling, from Bradley University in 2007. I've worked in different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, addictions of all kinds, relationships/parenting and more. I understand that at times the stressors we face in life can become overwhelming and having someone to talk to or find support in can make a difference. For much of my career I have worked with youth ages 9-21 at a not for profit agency and in a high school setting. I understand that at times the difficulties, stressors, and emotions that adolescents and their parents face can seem troublesome to overcome and having support during this time in life is important.

You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem-solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages twice each day, seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with availability in the evenings and weekends. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability, so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first. One 50 minute live session a week, followed by messaging back and forth on the platform tends to work well for many people; however, there may be times where this contact increases or decreases depending upon the person.

I have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self-esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Depression and other areas.
I look forward to working with you!
Years of Experience: 13


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.007296 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 years and 2 months

She is great and will help.

Written by R.O. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks

Stacie is compassionate, supportive, and well-versed in her craft.

Written by C.H. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I’ve only had 2 sessions so far but Stacie is very supportive and understanding. Answers my messages very quickly and takes time to get to know me. I would absolutely recommend Stacie to someone looking for help, especially for people who are like me, who are nervous about beginning therapy.

Written by A.D. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stacie is amazing! She is very patient with me and is very open minded. She is very mindful and aware of all the current situations.. i dunno the word for it but she is “woke” which I love!

Written by E.L. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

shes awesome.

Written by E.R. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Stacie is awesome. She stays engaged and provides me with ideas when I seem to be drifting.

Written by N.K. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Stacey is very supportive and caring.

Written by G.E. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Stacie is very easy to talk with. It’s like having a friend that can hear what’s on my mind without having to feel uneasy about the conversation.

Written by B.A. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Stacie’s superpower is her ability to assess and respond with helpful, accurate information in an amazing real time! Clearly an experienced professional! Well done and thank you!

Written by L.U. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

I am so grateful for my wonderful therapist. She’s my best friend supporting me through my journey.

Written by S.T. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Amazing counselor!!

Written by E.V. on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Would definitely recommend Stacie to others! She’s very knowledgeable and flexible, adapts the sessions to my needs.

Written by G.R. on Mar 13, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

In the short time I have used Betterhelp Stacie has been a guiding light in my journey to become a better person. I came initially to discuss some relationship matters & anger management as well as some more delicate personal matters. Stacies support & encouragement has really enabled me to understand myself better, personal triggers that I was previously blissfully unaware of. I feel overall better equipped to handle my own anger & this has in turn enabled me to build a stronger more valuable relationship with my wife & family.

Written by I.S. on Feb 29, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She truly has helped me through a lot of issues I’ve had and made me into a better person. People in my life have commented on what an improvement they’ve seen. So I can’t thank her enough. She cares about me and makes me feel seen like no one else does. It means the world. Thank you.

Written by J.I. on Feb 25, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Stacie is incredible! I love the way she challenges me so that I can dig deep down and find the answers I’m looking for inside myself. She’s very attentive and patient, even when I ramble on for minutes on end. I feel like we make progress every time we speak, whether that be via phone or messaging. I could not recommend Stacie enough and I am very grateful that she is the one helping me along my journey!

Written by T.R. on Feb 12, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

13 years in the game, Stacie has the experience needed. She makes it so you feel you have the support you need to feel better for real. I feel more confident in who I am, and I am better with Stacie around to help me.

Written by M.I. on Nov 08, 2019 after therapy with Stacie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Been an amazing listener and supporter so far :)

Written by S.H. on Oct 22, 2019 after therapy with Stacie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

She is a great help! She is helping me through a difficult time.

Written by J.A. on Oct 02, 2019 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Stacie is very competent and really works to understand the needs and struggles of her clients. She responds quickly to messages and journal entries, showing her commitment to her client's struggles.
She has a delightful personality and is easy to talk to. She has helped me see possibilities which before were obscured by my trauma. I can strongly recommend her to anyone who needs a safe, sane and bright beacon in a storm!

Written by S.U. on Sep 28, 2019 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Never having used this kind of format, I was a little ambivalent. I’m actually quite pleased with it, and feel I was well matched to my counselor. I appreciate the ease of at-home counseling.